Severe winds to hit Iceland. Easterly strong gales, storm force wind or violent storm expected



  • Forecasts indicate that an exceptionally deep low will approach Icealand from the southwest (pressure at the low center is forecast down to 930 hPa). Easterly strong gales, storm force wind or violent storm is expected, strongest wind in the south part of Iceland early on Friday.

    Widespread snow or sleet with the heaviest precipitation forecast in the south and east parts. Becoming warmer with rain in lowland areas in the south part and at the east coast late afternoon with temperature 1 to 5 deg. C., but still frost in the north.

    Much lighter wind in all of Iceland in the evening. The weather is likely to cause extensive transport disturbances and travelling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect. Damage to structures due to wind is possible, especially in the south part.

    People are advised to exercise caution to prevent accidents and fasten loose objects. High sea levels are expected due to storm surge.

    photo:Icelandic Meteorological Office;desc:Iceland Severe Weather Warnings

    Reykjavik area

    Increasing east winds (Yellow condition)
    14 Feb. at 03:00 – 06:00

    Gale or severe gale expected with sustained wind speed 15-23 m/s. Strong wind gusts expected on roads that lead out of the city, especially near Kjalarnes, Hellisheiði and on Reykjanesbraut that can be hazardous for vehicles that are sensitive to wind. The weather is likely to cause some transport disturbances and closure of isolated routes and travelers should plan accordingly. Turbulent wind can occur near high buildings. People are advised to secure their neighborhood and show caution.

    East strong gale (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 06:00 – 17:00

    Severe gale or storm expected with sustained wind speed 15-28 m/s. Extremely windy with violent gust in higher elevation suburbs and also on routes that lead out of the city, e.g. at Kjalarnes, Hellisheiði and on Reykjanesbraut. Transport disturbances are likely during the weather and delay in air traffic. Damages due to flying debris are likely and construction workers are encouraged to secure construction sites. Higher sea levels are anticipated due to storm surge with the possibility of small boats being damaged or detached from the dock. People are advised to secure their neighborhood, fasten loose items and show caution. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect.

    South

    Strong and increasing east winds (Yellow condition)
    13 Feb. at 23:00 – 14 Feb. at 02:00

    Gale or severe gale expected with sustained wind speed 18-25 m/s. Strong wind gust expected near mountains which may exceed 35 m/s, especially near Eyjafjallajökull og Mýrdalsjökull. Can be hazardous for vehicles that are sensitive to wind. The weather is likely to cause some transport disturbances and closure of isolated routes and travelers should plan accordingly. People are advised to secure their neighborhood and show caution. High sea state and wave heights.

    East storm, even violent storm (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 02:00 – 16:00

    Violent east winds expected with sustained wind speed 25-33 m/s and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 50 m/s near mountains. Transport disturbances are highly likely all along the south coast. Higher sea levels are anticipated due to storm surge. Risk of damages due to flying debris can be expected and people are advised to secure their surroundings, fasten loose items, and show caution. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect.

    Southeast winds and showers of snow (Yellow condition)
    14 Feb. at 16:00 – 15 Feb. at 07:00

    Southeast gale or strong gale with showers of snow, drifting snow and bad driving conditions.

    Faxaflói

    Strong and increasing east winds (Yellow condition)
    14 Feb. at 04:00 – 06:00

    Gale or severe gale expected with sustained wind speed 18-25 m/s. Strong wind gust expected which may exceed 35 m/s, especially near KEF Airport and the capital area. Can be hazardous for vehicles that are sensitive to wind. The weather is likely to cause some transport disturbances and closure of isolated routes and travelers should plan accordingly. People are advised to secure their neighborhood and show caution. High sea state and wave heights are expected.

    East storm, even violent wind (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 06:00 – 22:00

    Violent east winds expected with sustained wind speed 25-33 m/s and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 50 m/s near mountains. The weather will start in the southern part of the region, in Reykjanes and the capital area but worsen in the northern part before noon. Transport disturbances are highly likely all along the south coast. Higher sea levels are anticipated due to storm surge. Risk of damages due to flying debris can be expected and people are advised to secure their surroundings, fasten loose items, and show caution. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect.

    Breiðafjörður

    Northeast storm and blizzard conditions (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 09:00 – 15 Feb. at 05:00

    Severe gale or storm expected with sustained wind speed 20-28 m/s and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 40 m/s near mountains, e.g. on the north part of Snæfellsnes peninsula. Moderate to severe snow or blowing snow is also expected with poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. Extensive transport disturbances are very likely and closure of some key routes. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect. High sea state and wave heights are expected.

    Westfjords

    Northeast severe blizzard (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 07:00 – 15 Feb. at 07:00

    Severe gale or storm expected with sustained wind speed 20-28 m/s and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 40 m/s near mountains. Moderate to severe snow or blowing snow is also expected with poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. Extensive transport disturbances are very likely and closure of some key routes. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect. High sea state and wave heights are expected.

    North West

    East storm, even violent storm (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 07:00 – 15 Feb. at 05:00

    Severe gale or storm expected with sustained wind speed 20-30 m/s with and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 40 m/s in mountain roads. Moderate to severe snow or blowing snow is also expected with poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. Extensive transport disturbances are very likely and closure of some key routes. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect

    North East

    East blizzard (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 11:00 – 23:00

    Severe gale or storm expected with sustained wind speed 20-28 m/s and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 40 m/s near mountains. Moderate to severe snow or blowing snow is also expected with poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. Extensive transport disturbances are very likely and closure of some key routes. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect.

    Eastern coastal areas

    East blizzard (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 12:00 – 18:00

    Severe gale or storm expected with sustained wind speed 20-28 m/s and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 40 m/s near mountains. Moderate to severe snow or blowing snow is also expected with poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. Extensive transport disturbances are very likely and closure of some key routes. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect.

    East blizzard (Yellow condition)

    14 Feb. at 18:00 – 15 Feb. at 03:00

    Gale or severe gale. Moderate or severe snow or blowing snow can also be expected with limited or poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. The weather is likely to cause transport disturbances. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts

    East fjords

    East blizzard (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 07:00 – 15 Feb. at 00:00

    Severe gale or storm expected with sustained wind speed 20-28 m/s. Moderate to severe snow or blowing snow is also expected with poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. Extensive transport disturbances are very likely and closure of some key routes. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect.

    South East

    Increasing east winds (Yellow condition)
    14 Feb. at 03:00 – 06:00

    Gale or severe gale expected with sustained wind speed 18-25 m/s. Strong wind gust expected near mountains which may exceed 35 m/s. Winds will increase more. Can be hazardous for vehicles that are sensitive to wind. The weather is likely to cause some transport disturbances and closure of isolated routes and travelers should plan accordingly. People are advised to secure their neighborhood and show caution. High sea state and wave heights.

    East severe blizzard (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 06:00 – 17:00

    Violent east winds expected with sustained wind speed 25-33 m/s and violent and dangerous wind gust which may exceed 50 m/s near mountains. Transport disturbances are highly likely all along the south coast. Higher sea levels are anticipated due to storm surge. Risk of damages due to flying debris can be expected and people are advised to secure their surroundings, fasten loose items, and show caution. Traveling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect.

    South gales with sleet or rain (Yellow condition)
    14 Feb. at 17:00 – 15 Feb. at 00:59

    Turning to south 15-23 m/s. Sleet or rain with poor visibility and driving conditions.

    Central highlands

    East hurricane force winds (Orange condition)
    14 Feb. at 04:00 – 23:00

    Storm or violent storm expected with sustained wind speed 25-35 m/s. Dangerous and violent wind gust can be expected near mountains which may exceed 45 m/s and sand storms are anticipated. Traveling can be hazardous and is not advised while the weather warning is in effect. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts.

    Instructions: For further information see en.vedur.is/alerts

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